Qtel to offer enhanced mobile TV service

Partners with Nokia Siemens Networks to become the first operator in the world to commercially deploy DVB-H SCP technology

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  October 8, 2008

Qatar Telecom has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks to provide subscribers with an enhanced mobile TV experience by adopting the Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld (DVB-H) solution and OMA BCast Smart Card Profile (SCP).

SCP allows mobile operators to integrate management rights for Mobile TV broadcast content, provided via DVB-H, into their existing infrastructure.

Qtel will be the first operator anywhere in the world to commercially deploy DVB-H SCP.

“This agreement opens a historic new chapter for entertainment and connectivity in Qatar,” commented Adel Al Mutawa, Executive Director of Group Communications, Qtel.

“This pioneering partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver a world-class mobile experience for our customers, providing them with the highest quality broadcasts directly to their phones,” Al Mutawa added.

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